Highland firms back build of new school playground

The new nursery plans

TWO Highland construction firms have joined forces to back the build of a new playground at Milton of Leys Primary School in Inverness.

Morrison Construction and Tulloch Homes agreed to contribute £5,000 to the school for the new facility.

It comes as works are underway on the build of a new nursery annexe adjacent to the school, which will provide space for up to 96 children.

Consisting of two large nursery rooms; a kitchen and servery; a flexible space; reception; and toilets, the facility is being delivered by Morrison Construction and The Highland Council’s in-house property teams.

Donald Mclaughlan, MD at Morrison Construction, said, “Morrison Construction having built the existing school are pleased to have been entrusted to construct the new Nursery. With this positive collaboration with Tulloch Homes, the optimum location for our site compound has been agreed which will keep construction traffic away from the neighbouring school and allow a donation to be made to school funds.”

Tulloch Homes permitted the use of land adjacent to the construction site for a site compound, in an effort to contain construction activity and traffic away from the existing primary school.

In reaching an agreement with Morrison Construction for the rental of the land, Tulloch Homes asked that a contribution be made to Milton of Leys Primary School as a major community benefit.

Tulloch Homes chairman, Sandy Grant, commented, “At Tulloch we understand the importance of a community and we look to support the schools, groups and charities wherever possible. We are delighted, with Morrison Construction, to be able to help facilitate the delivery of an exciting new playground for the children at Milton of Leys Primary School.”

Robert Gill, head teacher at Milton of Leys Primary School, added, “We are so grateful for this fantastic donation to the school and would like to thank Morrison Construction and Tulloch Homes for their generosity. The money will go towards our development of the playground to improve the children’s opportunity for play and learning outdoors. We will be consulting with the community on our plans in the new year.”